caitlyn wrote:I agree to a point, particularly for newbies. OTOH, there are times when you really do need root mode in a file manager. What is the difference between including that option and opening a terminal, typing su - (or sudo -s if you have sudo setup), and typing pcmanfm & ? IMHO, none. SalixOS isn't a newbie-centric distro like Ubuntu, or so I keep reading in the mailing list and on the forum. There is no need to be the root nanny.
The difference is that when you go the su/launch from terminal route, is like you're stating "I know what I'm doing". That's not the case when you're selecting a menu option and entering a password. Accessing a root file manager window can be just as easily done, by su/launch file manager and a terminal can be launched quickly from the file manager with a right click anyway. Anyone that should require such functionality should know how to get it without having to resort to a menu option. Anyone that needs that menu option to access that functionality, should not be using it anyway.
And although we're not in any way a newbie-centric distro, we do get newbies coming our way.